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i have the stock one but when i replace mine imma go for the s600 avantgarde style one.
you didn't answer my question though. the stock one that comes with the car has the splash protector is on the passenger side you know what i'm talking about. some avantgard grills don't have that and some do. which one is better? or does it make a difference.
 

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The answer is to look at your current grill and see if it has a splash protector, then use that as a guide whether to have it on your next grille.
 

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I would stick with the splash protector to prevent water getting in there, someone else mentioned once that if the MB engineers felt it was necessary then I'm not going to try and supercede their knowledge.
 

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Whoa, Sorry to intrude and be a bit stupid, but what exactly is the splash protector?
 

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Whoa, Sorry to intrude and be a bit stupid, but what exactly is the splash protector?
If you look at your grill from the front you will notice a small area on the upper left where there is a solid section rather than being totally open between the slats like the rest of the grill. directly behind this is the intake, so the flat panel essentially prevents water and anything else from being sucked directly in.
 

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If you look at your grill from the front you will notice a small area on the upper left where there is a solid section rather than being totally open between the slats like the rest of the grill. directly behind this is the intake, so the flat panel essentially prevents water and anything else from being sucked directly in.
Oh, the part connected to the bonnet?
 

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Oh, the part connected to the bonnet?
No, it is part of the grille, which is why some have it (OEM) and some aftermarket do not, or they may be of differing sizes since some of the aftermarket grilles are based on the E-class grille which used a smaller shield.

See, in the image from the op's original link you can notice the shield in the upper left hand side.
 
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